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Central College celebrates culture and the arts with Fringe Festival

April 21, 2014

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Central College will host the Fringe Festival April 23-26. The four-day event is produced by students and will include theater acts, music, dramatic readings, comedy acts and cultural events.

Central College’s Fringe Festival is one part of a worldwide Fringe movement that started in Edinburgh, Scotland, to celebrate local and regional fine arts. The festival promotes providing onlookers with a new perspective on art, taking participants from various groups on campus and holding events in buildings that would not normally be associated with the arts. Performers applied to be a part of the festival and come from all departments on campus.

One new event happening during the Fringe Festival this year is Color Me Central: A Run to Celebrate Holi. The Hindu festival holi (known by Westerners as the “color festival”) was the inspiration for the Color Run. Traditionally during this festival, participants celebrate the triumph of good over evil by holding bonfires, playing music and throwing colored powder and dyed water at each other. Sponsored by Intercultural Life, the event will include a run with traditional dyes and colored powder.

Most performing arts events are free and open to the public. A selection of Fringe Festival events are listed below. For more information and a complete schedule for the festival, visit centralfringefest.weebly.com.

Wednesday, April 23

7:30 p.m.—The Vagina Monologues, Kruidenier Theatre Studio, $3 adults, $1 students. Proceeds benefit Crisis Intervention Services.

9:15 p.m.—Lone Star, Kruidenier Theater Studio.

Thursday, April 24

5 p.m.—Nobody Dies at this Reading: Rat-daddy and his Minions, Graham Conference Center Fireside Lounge.

6:30 p.m.—Talent Show, Graham 1.

7:30 p.m.—Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe, Kruidenier Theatre Studio, free with Central ID, $6 for adults, $3 for students.

9 p.m.—Open Mic Night, Grand Central Station.

10 p.m.—Fireside/Men of Science and Faith, Fire Pit.

Friday, April 25

Noon—24 Hour Drawing Marathon, Mills Gallery.

6 p.m.—Lone Star, Kruidenier Theatre Studio.

6 p.m.—Color Me Central: A Run to Celebrate Holi.

7:30 p.m.—The Vagina Monologues, Kruidenier Theatre Studio, $3 adults, $1 students. Proceeds benefit Crisis Intervention Services.

8 p.m.—The Well Reds, Scholte Patio.

8 p.m.—Blue Instrumental and Vocal Combos Concert, Cox-Snow Recital Hall.

10 p.m.—Men of Science and Faith Acoustic Set, Maytag Underground.

Saturday, April 26

9 a.m.-12 p.m.—Vectorworks Workshop, Kruidenier Theatre Classroom 112. Prior registration required, see website for details.

10 a.m.—The Opposite Show with Biscuits the Clown, family-friendly event, Kruidenier lawn.

Noon—Ham Buns and Potato Salad Excerpt, Geisler Library Café.

1 p.m.—Waterpalooza, site TBA.

2 p.m.—Storytelling, Graham Conference Center Fireside Lounge.

4 p.m.—The Opposite Show with Biscuits the Clown, family-friendly event, Kruidenier lawn.

7:30 p.m.—Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe, Kruidenier Theatre Studio. Free with Central ID, $6 for adults, $3 for students.

7:30 p.m.—Percussion Extravaganza, Douwstra.

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